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Department of Conservation Social Sciences

College of Natural Resources

phone: (208) 885-7911
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875 Perimeter Drive MS 1139
Moscow, ID 83844-1139
Kelly Wendland

Kelly Wendland

Office: CNR 19M
Phone: (208) 885-7044
Email: kwendland@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: University of Idaho
P.O. Box 441139
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1139

College of Natural Resources
Conservation Social Sciences
Assistant Professor

Home Town: Edenton, North Carolina
Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 2011

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Natural resource & environmental economics
    • Economics of ecosystem services & biodiversity conservation
    • Payments for ecosystem services
    • Land change science
    • International conservation
  • Biography

    Kelly Wendland is an assistant professor in ecosystem service economics. Trained as an economist, her research focuses on identifying the drivers of land use change, quantifying the value of ecosystem services, and measuring the impact of conservation and natural resource policies. These areas of inquiry are important for designing, implementing, and adapting natural resource policies to meet the needs of society and the environment. Kelly draws on applied econometrics in her research, and whenever possible, collaborates with geospatial and natural scientists. She teaches an undergraduate course in ecosystem service economics and a graduate course on the economics of ecosystem services and conservation.

  • Selected Publications
    • Wendland, K.J., D. Lewis, J. Alix-Garcia, M. Ozdogan, M. Baumann, V. Radeloff. In Press. "Regional- and district-level drivers of forest disturbance in Post-Soviet Russia." Global Environmental Change.
    • Wendland, K.J., L. Naughton, L. Suarez, Suyanto. 2010. "Rewards for Ecosystem Services and Collective Land Tenure: Lessons from Ecuador and Indonesia." Mountain Forum Bulletin X(1): 19-22.
    • Wendland, K.J., M. Honzak, R. Portela, B.Vitale, S. Rubinoff, J. Randrianarisoa. 2010. "Targeting and implementing payments for multiple ecosystem service conservation in Madagascar: Theory and application." Ecological Economics 69: 2093-2107.
    • Pattanayak, S.K., M.T. Ross, B.M. Depro, S.C. Bauch, C. Timmins, K.J. Wendland, K. Alger. 2009. "Climate Change and Conservation in Brazil: CGE Evaluation of Health and Wealth Impacts." The Berkeley Electronic Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 9(2), Article 6. Online at: http://www.bepress.com/bejeap/vol9/iss2/art6.
    • Pattanayak, S.K., C. Poulos, J.C. Yang, S.R. Patil, K.J. Wendland. 2009. "Of taps and toilets: quasi-experimental protocol for evaluating community-demand-driven projects." Journal of Water and Health 7(3): 434-451.
    • Wendland, K.J. and E.O. Sills. 2008. "Dissemination of food crops with nutritional benefits: Adoption and disadoption of soybeans in Togo and Benin." Natural Resources Forum 32(1): 39-52.
    • Portela, R., K.J. Wendland, L.L. Pennypacker. 2008. "The Idea of Market-Based Mechanisms for Forest Conservation and Climate Change." In: Climate Change and Forests: Emerging Policy and Market Opportunities, C. Streck, R.O. Sullivan, T. Janson-Smith, and R. Tarasofsky (Editors), Washington: Brookings Institution Press, pp. 11-32.
    • Pattanayak, S.K. and K.J. Wendland. 2007. "Nature’s Care: Diarrhea, Watershed Protection and Biodiversity Conservation in Flores, Indonesia." Biodiversity and Conservation 16(10): 2801-2819.

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